Dexter Forum Notes: 02-16-19

Moderator John Hansen’s notes:

Jim Davis sat in for Karl Fink who was on grandpa duty watching his grandson Jasper wrestle in a big tournament.

School Board President Michael Wendorf reported that everyone is on the same page regarding pedestrian safety and that needed improvements are mostly subject to time and budgets.

As the Dexter area develops some of the decisions are made by the city government and some are made by township bodies.  The question arose as to does one body care about the other and can a voice from one body influence the other.  The general answer seemed to be yes.  Each body is accountable to its voters but the elected people present indicated that they were all good listeners.  So let your voice be heard.

Progress seems slow on the condo project on Jeffords (as opposed to on Grand street where they seem unfazed by the weather) but delays are systemic and the project will be moving ahead as time goes on.

We continue to wonder about the future of the old Country Market site but even rumors are hard to come by.

And then we talked about our drinking water.  Some found an off taste at a local restaurant.  (Perhaps wine would be a better alternative but that didn’t come up.)  All Dexter city water comes from wells – none from the river.  The water is treated but some still find it necessary to install softeners.  The old timers remember when there was a big problem with iron in the water turning it and your sheets brown but that was solved years ago.

As usual we heard about a number of upcoming events in our busy little town.  Folks are encouraged to place infomercial flyers on the table out side of our meeting room so people can take the exact information home with them.

The next meeting of the Dexter Forum will be on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM at the Dexter Wellness Center.

The Dexter Forum is supported by the Dexter Wellness Coalition as part of the 5 Healthy Towns initiative to “help connect with others in healthy ways”.  The purpose of the Forum is to create an opportunity for interested women and men to gather to discuss important issues facing our community.  All are welcome on a drop-in basis.  The group meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Back issues of the Forum notes are available on our web site  DexterForum.com   Just let John or Karl know if you would like to be added to our e-mail list which will get you meeting reminders and your own personal copy of the meeting notes.

The group is moderated by Karl Fink and John Hansen.

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